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SmartFence WebApp Update: Boundary Challenge Alerts are Here!

Announcing the newest feature of the DogWatch SmartFence®: Boundary Challenge Alerts!

SmartFence users will now receive an alert whenever their dog challenges the boundary of their hidden fence. A boundary challenge means that the pet has entered the “Avoidance Zone” leading up to the hidden fence boundary, and has received an audible (or vibration) warning and/or a correction. Any time a warning or correction is triggered, the SmartFence will generate an alert notification.

Boundary Challenge Alerts can be received via text and/or email. This new feature was developed in response to requests from SmartFence customers and our DogWatch Dealers. Read post »

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Can a Hidden Fence Work for a Siberian Husky?

When you picture Siberian Huskies, chances are you picture them in motion. Whether they are pulling a sled, running laps at the dog park, chasing squirrels or playing with their pack, Huskies are among the most energetic and independent of all dog breeds. They are also well known “escape artists,” and can often be found digging under or leaping over fences.

Because of this reputation, pet parents looking for a way to safely contain their dog often ask us: “Can a hidden fence really work for my Siberian Husky?”

Yes, they can! For over 30 years, DogWatch Dealers have been training Siberian Huskies, Husky mixes, Alaskan Malamutes and more to stay in their yards with our hidden fences. We reached out to our DogWatch Dealers and customers to learn more about the process of training Huskies, adjusting collars to work with their thick coats, and how adding an underground electronic fence to their property helped their smart and athletic pups enjoy their freedom! Read post »

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Can You Use a Robotic Lawn Mower if You Have a DogWatch Hidden Fence?

Are you looking for a hidden pet fence that will work alongside your robotic lawn mower? Or are you looking to buy a robotic lawn mower but worried that it might interfere with your existing hidden dog fence or Invisible Fence™?* There are definitely things you need to consider, but we’ve got good news – the DogWatch Hidden Fence can work in close proximity with a robotic lawnmower without interference! Read post »

Ash with his firefighter buddies

DogWatch Dealer Donates Hidden Fence to Help Keep Firehouse Dog Safe

On the morning of May 23, Ash, a one year-old gray and white Pit Bull, went missing from his home at Hanahan Fire Station #1 in Hanahan, South Carolina. The Hanahan firefighters quickly shared Ash’s photo on social media, and the news spread fast. Soon local animal shelters, businesses, news reporters and dog lovers in the community were searching for the beloved fire dog.

One local business owner who heard Ash’s story was Matthew Cormack, owner-operator of DogWatch of Greater Charleston. Matt shared Ash’s photo on his Facebook page, and called the fire station to let them know he would be happy to donate a hidden fence for Ash upon his return. Read post »

Black Labrador Retriever and Australian Shepherd sitting on porch

Upgrade from Invisible Fence® to DogWatch® Hidden Fence

Did you know that you can trade in your existing Invisible Fence® or other professionally installed underground dog fence for a DogWatch® Hidden Fence and save money? It’s an easy and cost-effective way to ensure your pet will stay safe with the best, most advanced pet containment system available. Learn more about our upgrade program below. Read post »

Hound dog with DogWatch Hidden Fence collar and white flags in background

Can Hounds Be Trained to Use a Hidden Fence?

Hounds are famous for two things: their noses and their speed. And anyone who has ever lived with a beagle, bloodhound, greyhound, dachshund or other hound dog knows just how fast and determined they can be when chasing prey (or the neighbor’s cat).

DogWatch Dealers are often asked: “Can a hidden fence REALLY work for a hound?” The answer is yes! For over 30 years, DogWatch Dealers have been training hounds and hound mixes to stay in their yards with our hidden fences. We reached out to our Dealers and customers to learn more about the process of training hounds, their unique personalities and how adding an underground electronic fence to their property helped their pups stay safe and do what hounds love to do – sniff, run and play! Read post »

DogWatch 2020 Annual Dealer Meeting

2020 DogWatch Dealer Meeting

A record number of DogWatch Dealers from across the country and around the world met on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina on February 7-9, 2020 for the annual DogWatch Dealer Meeting. Nearly 250 Dealers, employees, exhibitors and family members attended the meeting at the Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort and enjoyed informative and inspiring information sessions plus plenty of good food, camaraderie and celebration to kick off DogWatch’s 30th Anniversary! Read post »

Australian Shepherd dog waiting in front of open gate

Does Your Dog Have a New Year’s Resolution?

New Year’s Resolutions aren’t just for people – dogs can join in, too! Here are four resolutions for dogs, and how DogWatch products can help you and your pup achieve these goals in 2020. Read post »

short-coated brown puppy wearing a santa hat

Honoring a “Miracle” Dog: DogWatch’s 2019 Holiday Gift

In honor of the season of giving, we wanted to tell you about an organization that has truly made a difference in the lives of many animals, including one special “miracle” dog, in 2019.

This year, DogWatch Inc. is making a donation to Big Dog Ranch Rescue’s The Miracle Fund. Read post »

DogWatch Dealer using trencher to bury wire in ground

Self-Installed Vs. Professionally-Installed Electronic Dog Fences

Are you trying to decide between a do-it-yourself electronic dog fence system and one that is professionally installed? There are an increasing number of self-install fence kits available online and in stores, but how do these fences compare to the professionally installed fences, such as those offered by DogWatch®, Invisible Fence® and others? What skills do you need to install them? What do you need to know about dog training? Is a D-I-Y electronic dog fence really a more efficient and cost-effective choice for you? Read post »